Dauphinais beats Mead for Grafton Select Board seat


Dauphinais beats Mead for Grafton Select Board seat
Grafton voters voted to return Craig Dauphinais to the Select Board. (Photo/Evan Walsh)

GRAFTON – Craig Dauphinais will return to the Select Board, according to unofficial results from the Town Clerk’s office.

He edged incumbent Raymond Mead, 1,300 to 1,202, in the annual Town Election on Tuesday, May 21.

The School Committee will also see a new face, as Kristy Ann Kielbasinski nosed out incumbent Elizabeth Spinney, 1,124 to 1,118. Kielbasinski will join incumbent Laura Often, who was the top vote-getter with 1,364.

The other races were uncontested.

Robert Hassinger and Justin Wood were re-elected to the Planning Board; Douglas Bowman, Aaron Vandesteen and Christopher Beltz will serve another term on the Library Board of Trustees. Shawn McAvey was elected to the vacant seat on the Housing Authority.

On the two ballot questions, voters approved the town’s share of expenses for the Blackstone Valley Tech roof reconstruction and replacement; and the purchase of a new fire truck.

Unofficial results

Select Board (one seat, three-year term) – Craig Dauphinais 1,300, Raymond Mead 1,202

School Committee (two seats, three-year term) – Laura Often 1,364, Kristy Ann Kielbasinski 1,124, Elizabeth Spinney 1,118, Craig Juelis 935

Planning Board (two seats, three-year term) – Robert Hassinger 1,714, Justin Wood 1,688

Board of Library Trustees (three seats, three-year term) – Douglas Bowman 1,734, Christopher Beltz 1,594, Aaron Vandesteen 1,587

Housing Authority (one seat, three-year term, to fill a vacancy) – Shawn McAvey, 1,847

Question #1 (BVT roof) – Yes 1,442, No 904

Question #2 (fire engine) – Yes 1,525, No 830

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